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A guided tour of our galaxy!

Explore constellations, look for a shooting star and discover planets invisible to the naked eye with the new Skyline Rotorua Stargazing experience.

Ngongotaha is one of the top eight locations in New Zealand for stargazing where the dark clear skies blanketing Rotorua make for a breath taking experience. 

Keen stargazers have the opportunity to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye, and impossible to see in many other locations around the world.

Skyline Stargazing takes visitors to a specially-constructed area high above the Gondola, where there is no trespassing light, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky.

Top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights, from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebulas, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies.


Stargazing tours run for 60 minutes and are available year round, after dark! 

Child (5-14yrs) 
Gondola + Stargazing Tour                  $93 $49 $220**
Gondola + Dinner + Stargazing $135 $71.50  

**Family consists of 2 adults and up to 2 children.

Annual Pass Holder Prices for Gondola and Stargazing Tour are as follows:
Adult $70 and Child $32.50

These prices are inclusive of GST and are valid until 28th February 2018.

You can book online or phone our reservations team on +647 347 0027.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance, if you require assistance or a last minute booking, call our reservations team on +647 347 0027. Terms and Conditions apply.


Tour Information

Guests take the journey up the Skyline Gondola and are greeted at the visitor information desk by our experienced stargazing guide. After a quick orientation the tour will begin with a short walk to our purpose built stargazing obsevatory set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha.  

Enjoy constellation and sky interpretation, while using quality telescopes to look deep into our galaxy.

What to wear

Please come dressed for a light walk and for being outside. Warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are advised. 

Times and Dates

Tours depart daily. Please allow up to 2 hours, including the Gondola transit time for your Stargazing tour. You will need to arrive at the base of the Gondola at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

Session times vary as sunset times change regularly. See full stargazing timetable.

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